Invitation to attend and participate in a Policy Dialogue

August 13, 2015

UWS Members, Executive Committee and the General Public/Stakeholders Dear Members and All,

Re: Invitation to attend and participate in a Policy Dialogue, Empowering Communities for Sustainable Natural Resource Use and Management in Uganda- Experiences and Lessons, scheduled to take place on 20th August 2015.

Towards her Vision, Wildlife and Humans Living in Harmony and, within her mandate of promoting sustainable natural resource use and management through conservation oriented policy dialogues, advocacy, research and, community initiatives demonstrating linkages between conservation and people’s livelihoods, Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS) in collaboration with Makerere University Schools of Forestry, Environment and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) and Biological Sciences (SBS), Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), National Forestry Authority (NFA), Buliisa District Local Government (BDLG) and Civil Society Alliance, the Ecosystem Alliance Uganda Country Programme (EA) Partners African Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) is convening a policy dialogue on Thursday 20th August 2015.

The Dialogue will be held at the Uganda Wildlife Society Secretariat Board Room on Plot 1521, Mawanda Road Kamwokya, Starting at 8:00 am, discussing the theme, Empowering Communities for Sustainable Natural Resource Use and Management in Uganda, Experiences and Lessons. Key speakers will include Associate Professor JBL Okullo (SFEGS) representing the Academia, Executive Directors (or representatives) of NFA and UWA representing Uganda’s Conservation Agencies and Dr Nyadoi Priscilla of UWS, representing the Civil Society Alliance – Ecosystem Alliance Uganda Country Programme Consortium Partners (UWS, AFIEGO and NAPE).

The purpose of this communication therefore is to invite you and in particular request that you participate in the dialogue scheduled to take place on Thursday August 20, 2015 at the Uganda Wildlife Society Secretariat Board Room on Plot 1521 Mawanda Road Kamwokya, Kampala.

For reference please find the detailed programme in page 2. The Society in advance thanks you for your continued support and engagement in her activities.

Sincerely yours

Dr Nyadoi Priscilla

Executive Secretary

C.C: Professor Joseph Obua,

Chairperson UWS

UWS Members, Executive Committee and the General Public/Stakeholders Dear Members and All, Re: Invitation to attend and participate in a Policy Dialogue, Empowering Communities for Sustainable Natural Resource Use and Management in Uganda- Experiences and Lessons, scheduled to take place on 20th August 2015. Towards her Vision, Wildlife and Humans Living in Harmony and, within her mandate of promoting sustainable natural resource use and management through conservation oriented policy dialogues, advocacy, research and, community initiatives demonstrating linkages between conservation and people’s livelihoods, Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS) in collaboration with Makerere University Schools of Forestry, Environment and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) and Biological Sciences (SBS), Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), National Forestry Authority (NFA), Buliisa District Local Government (BDLG) and Civil Society Alliance, the Ecosystem Alliance Uganda Country Programme (EA) Partners African Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) is convening a policy dialogue on Thursday 20th August 2015. The Dialogue will be held at the Uganda Wildlife Society Secretariat Board Room on Plot 1521, Mawanda Road Kamwokya, Starting at 8:00 am, discussing the theme, Empowering Communities for Sustainable Natural Resource Use and Management in Uganda, Experiences and Lessons. Key speakers will include Associate Professor JBL Okullo (SFEGS) representing the Academia, Executive Directors (or representatives) of NFA and UWA representing Uganda’s Conservation Agencies and Dr Nyadoi Priscilla of UWS, representing the Civil Society Alliance – Ecosystem Alliance Uganda Country Programme Consortium Partners (UWS, AFIEGO and NAPE). The purpose of this communication therefore is to invite you and in particular request that you participate in the dialogue scheduled to take place on Thursday August 20, 2015 at the Uganda Wildlife Society Secretariat Board Room on Plot 1521 Mawanda Road Kamwokya, Kampala. For reference please find the detailed programme in page 2. The Society in advance thanks you for your continued support and engagement in her

TREE PLANTING AT TORORO ROCK AND TORORO CENTRAL FOREST RESERVE ON MONDAY 1 ST JUNE 2015 IN TORORO DISTRICT

May 25, 2015

Members of Uganda Wildlife Society and, the General Public Dear Members

RE: TREE PLANTING AT TORORO ROCK AND TORORO CENTRAL FOREST RESERVE ON MONDAY 1 ST  JUNE 2015 IN TORORO DISTRICT

Towards her Vision, Wildlife and Humans Living in Harmony and, within her mandate of promoting sustainable natural resource use and management through conservation oriented policy dialogues, advocacy, research and, community initiatives demonstrating linkages between conservation and people’s livelihoods, Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS) in collaboration with Tororo District Local Government and Communities,  National Forest Authority, Uganda Wildlife Authority and Busitema University,  with, financial support from the Royal Netherlands Government through Ecosystems Alliance (Wetlands International, BothEnds and IUCN-NL) is facilitating tree planting on Tororo Rock and the Tororo Central st Forest Reserve, on the 1  of June 2015. Tororo District Local Government will launch the event at 9:50 am at the Tororo Rock and planting will go on until 1:00 pm.

The Society by this communication invites you members of UWS and the general public to come and participate in planting trees on the degraded areas of the Tororo Rock and Tororo Central Forest Reserve in Tororo District. Partners envisage this will be continuous program aimed at restoring the forest ecosystem on Tororo Rock and Tororo Central Forest Reserve Boundary line which have been degraded over time will go a long way into addressing climate change and soil erosion challenges, and green the district for aesthetic beauty and environment conservation.

Below find an invitation and detailed programme for your preparation to participate in the Tororo District tree planting event.  We look forward to your participation

Sincerely yours

Dr Nyadoi Priscilla

Executive Secretary

C.C: Professor Joseph Obua,

Chairperson UWS